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Monks Café Blend no.4 Vigorous

Formerly brewed at Monks Café Stockholm
Style: Imperial Stout
Stockholm, Sweden
Serve in Snifter


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RATINGS: 73   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.76/5   EST. CALORIES: 300   ABV: 10%
En unik blandning av De Molen Hel & Verdoemenis & Monks Imperial Cherry Stout.

aenima's rating

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
aenima (323) - Askim, - AUG 27, 2013
Aroma of dark fruits and dark chocolate. The taste is really fruity/cherry. Finishes with almost like sour coffee. If it would not been for the week aroma and the little sour finish the rating would have been higher.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
minutemat (3256) - Shrewsbury, Shropshire, ENGLAND - DEC 19, 2015
330ml bottle @ Shrewsbury Beer Share, July 15, courtesy of Omhper! Many thanks. Pours black with receding tan head. Lovely cherry chocolate aroma. Heavy hel & verdoemenis malts with teasing cherry influence in the taste. Interesting blend, but wanted more cherry.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
Dedollewaitor (15070) - Odense, DENMARK - JUN 6, 2015
Bottle. Trade with Hackobock. Cheers. Potts black with a creamy beige head. Lots of licorice and coffee and an earthy dusty note AS Well AS an sour fruity edge. Cherry stones and salty licorice. I doubt this is infected. Quite sippable.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
SlackerMads (2459) - DENMARK - MAY 9, 2015
Bottle sampled at Amager Bryghus, thanks to Papsř. Black with a medium sized diminishing light brown head. Nose has vanilla, coconut, alcohol. Chocolate, cocoa, grains, sour fruits in the flavour, some vanilla, almond. Medium body, oily texture, medium sweet, some sourness. Sour and dusty malts in the finish. Ok, but goes in two directions.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
mcberko (11172) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - APR 26, 2015
330mL bottle, pours black with a small tan head. Nose is pretty robust, with loads of cherries and roasted malt. Flavour brings out a great mix of roasted malt and cherries. I usually don’t like cherries (or fruits) in stouts, but this is done expertly. Rich and robust without any abrasiveness. Excellent.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
olsvammel (4942) - Örebro, SWEDEN - APR 11, 2015
Bottle from Systembolaget. Smell of sour cherries together with some hard roasted aromas, dark bitter chocolate and burned toast. Sweet and sour taste with a notable cherry aroma, some dark malts and dark chocolate. I’m a fan of cherries so this works for me. But I think it could be a bit harsh on the throat.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
jesperhammer (3786) - Copenhagen, DENMARK - MAR 31, 2015
27-MAR-2014, bottle @Papsř clear all tasting, @Amager Bryghus with Ulklřbben. Black with lasting creamy Brown head. Aroma is sour! A big bodied roasted sour. Not a big fan of sour imperial stouts but it Works here. Is it on purpose? I guess infected but I do not care. Nice:-)

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
CloakedDagger (1530) - - MAR 27, 2015
Bottle 33 cl. Pours a pitch black with a light brown head. Roasty nose with a tart edge. Rich body, some initial roast but then a massive sourness comes riding in spoiling most of the fun. Really appears massively infected - strangely for such a strong beer. 270315

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
zvikar (4092) - Ramat Gan, ISRAEL - DEC 27, 2014
Bottle sample at a tasting at Dancing Camel Florentin. Thanks troubles. Pours black with a beige to brown head, aroma of chocolate, wood, whiskey, cherries, coconut and toffee, flavor of chocolate, cherries, wood, whiskey, coffee, sticky, medium to full bodied, Nice.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
kerenmk (3621) - Tel Aviv, ISRAEL - NOV 4, 2014
Bottle sample at a tasting at Dancing Camel Florentin. Thanks troubles. Black with tan head. A little vomit, a little soy, faint roastiness in the nose. Chocolate syrup and roastiness in the mouth. Full body, sweet, chocolate maple finish.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
Countbeer (5726) - Best of E-Town mit 2 Brauhausen, NETHERLANDS - OCT 25, 2014
Bottle: Thanks Hackobock: Served in a Chouffe glass: Medium sized brown head. Black beer. Aromas of roast, milk, chocolate, cream, coffee, cherries, coffee, malt roast... Nice aroma! Flavours of coffee, cherries, dark chocolate, bitters, roast, some sweet coal, wood and malt roast. Aftertaste is bitter, malty, light roast and some coffee with a herbal roasty edge. Low carbo, creamy close to silky mouthfeel, full body and a creamy texture. Great blend. Did I tell you how much I like red fruit and Imperial Stouts?!

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